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Next space station resupply launch scheduled May 20 at Wallops Island - Roanoke Times

The launch of the Antares 230 rocket, scheduled at 5:04 a.m. on a Sunday morning, would be the third since a rocket exploded after an aborted liftoff in October 2014 and dealt $15 million in damage to one of two state-owned launch pads at Wallops. The ...

United Launch Alliance names a new COO - Denver Business Journal

Those programs involved operating the International Space Station, leading development of NASA's giant Space Launch System rocket and the commercial partnership creating Boeing's Starliner capsule to fly astronauts to the space station. The Startliner ...

China's 12th launch of 2018 puts five Zhuhai Orbita remote sensing satellites into orbit - GBTIMES

China on Thursday successfully used a solid-fuelled Long March 11 rocket to loft five Zhuhai Orbita remote sensing satellites into orbit. The launch took place at 04:42 UTC (12:42 Beijing time) at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu, North ...

SpaceX To Launch 5 Iridium NEXT Satellites From West Coast Base On May 19 - Tech Times

The companies plan to launch the five satellites from SpaceX's west coast launch site, Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California. To prepare for the launch, the SpaceX staff will have the opportunity to inspect each Iridium NEXT ...

[WATCH] 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Sneak Peek: Sam, Callen and Nell Search for Pieces of a Failed Rocket Launch - BuddyTV (blog)

Nell's going into the field with Sam and Callen in NCIS: Los Angeles season 9 episode 20 to look for pieces of a failed rocket launch, including a top-secret government device, in the Angeles Forest. Also in "Reentry," Hetty tries to help Harris Keane ...

Tech students launch rocket through sound barrier - El Defensor Chieftain

The Mustang 6B rocket design was the tallest (10.9 feet), widest (6.1-inch diameter), heaviest (72.3 pounds) and most powerful (3,423 lbf.-s impulse) rocket that New Mexico Tech has flown. It is also the first flight of the Mustang 6B rocket which is ...

Potentially toxic space junk and Inuit concerns, again - Radio Canada International

The debris has been landing in or near the North Water Polynya of open water. It is a known refuge for narwhal, beluga, walrus and bowhead whales. Its plankton-rich waters draw shoals of Arctic cod, providing food for an ecosystem that also supports ...

Long March 11 rocket delivers five commercial satellites to orbit - Spaceflight Now

A solid-fueled Long March 11 rocket carried the five Zhuhai 1 satellites into orbit from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China's Gobi Desert. The 68-foot-tall (21-meter) Long March 11 launcher's four solid-fueled motors fired in succession to ...

SpaceX set to debut Falcon 9 rocket upgrades with launch next ... - Spaceflight Now

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) to correct schedule for first Crew Dragon mission. File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket standing at launch pad 39A in Florida before a previous mission. Credit: SpaceX. SpaceX technicians at Cape Canaveral are ...

Russian Rocket Launches Earth Research Satellite - MilTech

European Space Agency made a sentinel launch, and they are excited about it. The launch happened on Wednesday, April 25 at 17:57UTC. The launch occurred at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the North-Western part of Russia. Sentinel 3B was aboard Russia's rocket ...

Rocket launch renews concerns over Inuit food security - The Weather Network

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1:38 PM - When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit Wednesday, it did not inform Inuit groups that a rocket stage, possibly containing toxic fuel, would splash down into waters important for hunting ...

Russian Rocket Stage With Poisonous Fuel To Fall In Canadian Arctic - Spaceflight News

Another Russian rocket stage is likely to hold its highly toxic fuel which is expected to splash down in the environmentally sensitive waters of the Canadian Arctic. The documents found on the website of the European Space Agency say that the cold-war ...

China launches five commercial remote sensing satellites via Long March 11 - SpaceNews

Helsinki, FINLAND — China successfully completed its twelfth orbital launch of 2018 late on Wednesday, sending five small Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites into orbit. The Long March 11 solid-propellant rocket lifted off at 12:42 Eastern on April 26 ...

Private Chinese space launch company Landspace targets 2020 debut of methane-liquid oxygen rocket - GBTIMES

Chinese commercial space company Landspace is developing a rocket powered by methane-liquid oxygen engines, as well as expanding its capacity to produce space launch vehicles. An expansion of the company's manufacturing base in Huzhou, Zhejiang ...

China sees rocket tech boost - Global Times

"In the time period since the US has mastered the recycled rocket technology, there has not been much impact on China's orders," Lan said. "In fact, it is the US' pursuit of recycled space transport vehicles that has delayed the US rocket sector, and ...

NASA budgeting reveals dim hopes for humans going to Mars - Ars Technica

NASA may one day send humans to Mars on a “Boeing rocket”—the Space Launch System—but it will not happen in this decade or the next. In fact, on the present schedule, and because the staggering development costs of Boeing's rocket will measure in the ...

New Smithsonian space leader talks NASA, alien life, Star Trek - CNET

The twist to my story is that my dad worked for NASA, so I went to my first rocket launch when I was 4. NASA is just something I grew up around. Everybody I knew who worked there, they were all men. I looked a lot for role models for women in science ...

China launches Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites - Shine News (press release)

China on Thursday sent five Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites into space on a single carrier rocket. The Long March-11 carrier rocket lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:42pm. The launch was the 272nd flight ...

The Upcoming Launch of the Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket - Spaceflight News

With only about a week to the launch of the upgraded Falcon 9, SpaceX is getting ready. Its technicians at the Cape Canaveral are doing all that they can to see to it that the configuration will be a success. There are several reasons that the mission ...

Long March 11 launches multiple satellites - NASASpaceflight.com

Onboard the LM-11 rocket was the OVS-2 upgraded version of Zhuhai-1 video satellite and four hyperspectral satellites from the OHS-2s series. Developed by the Zhuhai Obit Space Science and Technology Co., Ltd., the Zhuhai-1 earth observation satellites ...

A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket. Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are usually from a fixed location on the ground, but may also be from a floating platform or, potentially, from a superheavy An-225-class airplane

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Video of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134

A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket. Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are usually from a fixed location on the ground, but may also be from a floating platform (such as the Sea Launch vessel) or, potentially, from a superheavy An-225-class airplane

Launches of suborbital flights (including missile launches), can also be from:

Launches not into space can also be from:

A skyrocket is launched from some stand.

"Rocket launch technologies" generally refers to the entire set of systems needed to successfully launch a vehicle, not just the vehicle itself, but also the firing control systems, ground control station, launch pad, and tracking stations needed for a successful launch and/or recovery.